Milwaukee-Downer College

Milwaukee-Downer College (HMLT6)

Location: Milwaukee, WI 53211 Milwaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.663', W 87° 52.688'

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On September 14, 1848, Mrs. William L. Parsons, the wife of a Congregational minister, opened the Milwaukee Female Seminary at the corner of Milwaukee and East Wells. Three years later it was chartered by the Legislature, thus placing Wisconsin in the vanguard of education at a time when colleges for women were almost unknown. A new building was erected at 1120 North Milwaukee Street.

In 1855 the Wisconsin Female College, later named Downer College, was chartered at Fox Lake. Both schools experienced financial difficulties until they merged to become Milwaukee-Downer College in 1895. The two institutions combined their resources and moved in 1899 to this site which became a new campus of forty wooded acres.

When the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee purchased this campus in 1964, Milwaukee-Downer College moved to Appleton to join Lawrence College and now is part of Lawrence University.
HM NumberHMLT6
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number147
Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Society of Wisconsin
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 428514 N 4769819
Decimal Degrees43.07771667, -87.87813333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.663', W 87° 52.688'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 39.78" N, 87° 52' 41.28" W
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Area Code(s)414
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200-2598 E Hartford Ave, Milwaukee WI 53211, US
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